Yamaha RX 100

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Key specs
  • Displacement98 cc
  • Max Power(bhp)11 bhp
  • Mileage - ARAI40 kmpl
  • Kerb Weight103 kg

Last known Ex-showroom price in Mumbai

16,000

Yamaha RX 100 is now discontinued in India.

Discontinued

Yamaha RX 100 Summary

RX 100 key highlights
Displacement 98 cc
Mileage 40 kmpl
Kerb Weight 103 kg
Max Power 11 bhp @ 7,500 rpm

About RX 100

The Yamaha RX-100 is a motorcycle that is as iconic as it can get. It has a huge cult following that continues to grow even after the company stopped manufacturing the motorcycle. Before the RX-100, Yamaha had the RD350, also known as the ‘hooligan bike’ which was stupidly fast but also a fuel guzzler and had reliability issues. With the drop in sales for the two-stroke twin, Yamaha needed a bike that would offer similar thrills while being an easily manageable bike. The result was a motorcycle that quickly captured the market right after its official introduction in 1985, the RX-100.

The four main factors that contribute to the RX-100’s great success can be attributed to its simple design, impeccable reliability, affordability and most of all, the brisk performance it offered. The Yamaha RX-100 was powered by a 98cc air-cooled unit that punched out 10.8bhp at 7500rpm and peak torque of 10.39Nm at 6500rpm. The unit came mated to a four-speed gearbox. While the power might not feel significant by today’s standard, dial in the characteristics of a two-stroker, nimble handling and a kerb weight of just 103kg, and you’re in for a crazy joyride. Suspension duties in the RX-100 were done by telescopic forks at the front and twin shocks at the rear. For braking, the motorcycle employed 130mm drum brakes at both ends which, although incapable of shedding speed effectively, added an element of skill and precision riding amongst spirited riders.

For the 11 years that Yamaha sold the RX-100, the motorcycle never received any major overhaul. The only significant change it received was the change over from a 6-volt electrical system to a 12-volt system along with the inclusion of a Capacitor Discharge Ignition (CDI) system that improved the bike’s ignition and spark timing.

The legendary RX-100 was manufactured by Yamaha till 1996 before the company had to pull to plug on the icon owing to the stringent emission norms enforced by the government, which saw the discontinuation of the sale for all two-stroke motorcycles in the country. Currently, there seem to be no plans to revive the legend and we can only hope that someday Yamaha would consider bringing back the RX-100, in a modern avatar, offering the same fun and excitement the original one offered.
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Yamaha RX 100 mileage

As reported by RX 100 owners, the real mileage of Yamaha RX 100 is 40 kmpl. As per ARAI, the average of RX 100 is 40 kmpl.

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RX 100 Specifications & Features

Specifications

  • RX 100 Engine & TransmissionEngine & Transmission

    Displacement98 cc

    Emission Standard--

    Cylinders1

    Max Power11 bhp @ 7,500 rpm

    Maximum Torque10.39 Nm @ 6,500 rpm

    Bore50 mm

    Stroke50 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder--

    Compression Ratio6.7:1

    Fuel Delivery SystemCarburettor Mikuni, VM-20

    Fuel TypePetrol

    IgnitionCDI (Capacitor Discharge Ignition)

    Spark Plugs1 Per Cylinder

    Cooling SystemAir Cooled

    Gearbox TypeManual

    No. of Gears4

    Transmission TypeChain Drive

    ClutchWet, multi-disc

  • RX 100 Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Front Brake TypeDrum

    Front Brake Size130 mm

    Rear Brake TypeDrum

    Rear Brake Size130 mm

    Calliper Type--

    Front Wheel Size18 inch

    Rear Wheel Size18 inch

    Front Tyre Size2.50 x 18-4PR

    Rear Tyre Size2.75 x 18-6PR

    Tyre TypeTubed

    Radial TyresNo

    Wheel TypeSpoke

    Front SuspensionKayaba telescopic fork

    Rear SuspensionSwingarm, twin coil-springs with oil-damping

  • RX 100 Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight103 kg

    Overall Length1,965 mm

    Overall Width740 mm

    Overall Height1,050 mm

    Wheelbase1,240 mm

    Ground Clearance145 mm

    Seat Height765 mm

    Chassis TypeDouble cradle

  • RX 100 Fuel Efficiency & PerformanceFuel Efficiency & Performance

    Fuel Tank Capacity10.5 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity--

    Mileage - ARAI40 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported40 kmpl

    Fuel Efficiency Range420 Km

    Top Speed--

    0 to 60 kmph7 seconds

    60 to 0 kmph--

Features

OdometerAnalogue

Braking System--

SpeedometerAnalogue

Fuel GuageNo

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageNo

Start TypeKick Start

TachometerNo

Stand Alarm--

Stepped SeatNo

No. of Tripmeters--

Tripmeter Type--

Low Fuel Indicator--

Low Oil IndicatorYes

Low Battery Indicator--

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Shift Light--

KillswitchNo

Clock--

Electric System6V/12V DC

Battery6V-4AH/12V-5.0AH

Headlight TypeHalogen Bulb

Headlight Bulb Type6V-25/25 W / 12V-40/45 W

Brake/Tail Light12V-21/5W × 1

Turn Signal12V-21W × 4

Pass Light--

Yamaha RX 100 Price

VariantPriceSpecs
RX 100 Standard 16,000 (Last known Ex-showroom, Mumbai) Drum Brakes, Spoke Wheels

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Yamaha RX 100 User Reviews

4.6 (127 ratings) 17 reviews
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  • 4

    Reliability

  • 4

    Comfort

  • 4

    Service Experience

  • 4

    Value for Money

  •  5Youngsters ride. 1 month ago by Iliyas Shaijh, Mumbai

    It was cheaper at its manufacturing time. Riding rx 100 was an epic experience till now and it will be carry forward the same. Looks are basic but good as it represents old school bikes. Servicing of this bike is too less then today's 4t bikes. Maintenance was also cheaper in its production time but it's a bit of heavy costing in maintenance of this bike in today's time (2020). Bike has greater side when it comes to its power, sound and dignity of riding the rx 100.But also bike produces smoke which looks great but pollutes highly to the environment as it can be controlled too. Also it's maint

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

  •  5My dream 2 months ago by Sudandiradevi, Tirupati

    This is my husband's dream bike. This bike looks similar like bullet. This bike is stylish, simple and elegant to use. This bike gives a smoothing riding experience in all hill stations and on road side. The maintenance and servicing process is very easy in this bike. I like to drive in this bike.

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      Never owned

  •  5My breathtaking beast 3 months ago by Kewin, Coimbatore

    Hello everyone.I would like myself to be addressed as a proud owner of yamaha rx100 motorcycle.It has almost been 20 plus years since i owned this bike.My father had bought the bike in his initial days and now i have taken control of the bike.To be honest,the bike is one hell of a beast.Even tho it is considered as an 100 cc bike and a 2 stroke,no super bike can match its style and sound like rx100. Its almost been 20 plus yrs still it purrs like a kitten.In my opinion,i would consider as an all rounder bike.It does put a smile on my face when i just look at the bike.It looks normal.No modific

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

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